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Stanley 12-137 No.62 Low Angle Jack Plane

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  • Base and frog cast as one for accuracy
  • Patented lateral adjustment locking feature
  • Cherry wood handle and knob for comfort with solid brass adjustments for smooth operation
  • Iron casting for weight and durability
  • Mouth adjustment for different types of wood
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Stanley 12-137 No.62 Low Angle Jack Plane + Stanley 12-136 No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane + Stanley 12-139 Bailey No.60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane
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Technical Details
Part Number 12-137
Item Weight6 pounds
Product Dimensions15 x 6.2 x 2.8 inches
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Item model number12-137
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionLimited lifetime
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Best Sellers Rank #49,019 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 22, 2008

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Low angle jack plane with a thicker blade made of A2 steel for increased edge retention that reduces "chatter". Product has a limited lifetime warranty and had easy use adjustments and has a lateral patented adjustment locking feature.

Product Description

"A Stanley Tradition since 1843" - Stanley reintroduces their Sweet Heart logo with a new line of premium hand planes. If youre a woodworker, finding an old Stanley tool with their Sweet Heart logo is like finding a treasure, and many consider these hand planes to be the best of the best. These new planes were created with the input of users and engineers combining science and the art of tool making to produce the best possible tool. Each plane features an adjustable mouth , a 1/8 thick A2 steel blade, a one-piece precision ground frog and base casting, and a limited lifetime warranty. The Stanley No. 62 is 2-1/2 wide by 14 long with a 2 wide blade thats installed bevel up without a cap iron. Jack planes with bevel-up irons are among the most useful planes because they can be used in place of a jointer plane on short boards, and for smoothing. The front knob and tote are genuine American Cherry. Instructions for care and use included.

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Customer Reviews

The plane is made very well.
Kas Simpson
The cap screw is bottomed out, so there is limited adjustment latitude for the cap thumbscrew when it comes to applying pressure to the blade.
Kerry Pierce
I have no doubt that it is a tool that I will be able to pass down to my children and grandchildren.
Richard Boyett

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By DenverDave on May 15, 2012
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I purchased this plane through amazon for under $110. With other 2 big name low angle jack planes starting at over $200, I was hopeful that this one was good enough to be a keeper.

The first thing I checked was to see that the sides and the sole were perfectly perpendicular to each other across their entire length, which was the case. Since I plan to use it for shooting miters, it was critical to me that the plane pass this test, otherwise I would have returned it. The sole also passed the flatness test.

The blade is thick, and while a blade can always be sharper, this one was sharp enough to be considered ready to use right out of the box. Some have reported that the adjustable front sole won't adjust far enough towards the blade, but that is not a problem with the one I received. The knob and tote feel good to my hands, and the tote doesn't wiggle, which drives me nuts on some other planes I have. Others have complained about the lever cap being aluminum, but I like the weight of this plane and wouldn't want it to weigh any more, so I'm OK with that feature.

For those expecting a level of refinement equivalent to LV and LN planes costing more than double, you will probably be disappointed. Stanley spent their time on this plane making sure the critical specs are where they should be, and everything else is a step down: Some of the non-critical surfaces are left a bit rough, and the "japanning" seems to just be a simple coat of paint that I'm guessing won't wear very well, and does not have the depth of the finishes on higher end planes. However, I bought the plane for performance, and I'm thrilled with how well it works. It's comfortable, well balanced, and takes shavings as thin as any other plane I've ever used. True, I won't have an heirloom to hand down to my son, but I will have an extra $140 to put towards his college:)
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Pierce on February 20, 2010
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I've only had the plane a month and haven't put it to significant use. The plane has a lot of good points. Unfortunately, it has some problems that cause me sufficient concern to return it.

Pros: The plane is much better made, machined, than a lot of planes that are made today. It has very good fit, machining, and the sole is almost perfectly flat, right out of the box. That is certainly a huge improvement over my Stanley #90 bullnose plane. The #90 was purchased new, last year and it was a mess, comparatively speaking, requiring very extensive work to flatten the sole and nose.

The blade is a thick, hard A-2 blade, not sharp out of the box, but sharpened up very nicely after flattening the back and honing the bevel. It took me quite a while to get it flat and sharp, so the steel is good, hard steel that should hold an edge longer than normal blades. One thing to consider, you might want to obtain a second blade that you can hone to a higher bevel angle that would be much better for difficult pieces that are prone to tearout with the low angle blade. I had severe tearout problems with this plane on some workpieces and switching to a 9 1/2 block plane with its higher angle blade significantly reduced the tearout, almost eliminating it, on the same workpieces.

The tote and front ball knob are nicely shaped cherry and are comfortable in use.

It is a very nice handling plane, well balanced, not too heavy, feeling good in my hands and producing very thin shavings when a light cut is set.

Cons: The body paint is flaking off of an area just above the throat, in a place that gets no wear. I assume that it's only a matter of time before the paint flakes off of the entire plane.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By BrianL on January 16, 2013
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This plane satisfies all the needs of the professional woodworker. The tool snobs out there will disagree with me, but they are only marginalizing themselves. When looked at through the context of function, cost and durability, these planes are up to the task. I have purchased several of these for my workers. They have performed dutifully. They hold a reasonable edge for a reasonable time, hit a price point allowing us to have more pieces, reducing share and wait time for tools, and have shown to have reasonable production standards.

Point being, they get the job done, for half the cost of a "Premier" plane. When it functions well at a good price point, why does an aluminum cap matter? It does not. it is merely change some in the woodworking world do not like to even try to adapt to.

I have been in the woodworking field since birth. I know nothing else. I also know the best tradesmen I know do not post reviews. They are too busy working their shops and making a living. I question the reviewers who demand a plane within .001 tolerance. Do they thing those antique pieces that have held up beautifully for hundreds of years were created with a WOODEN plane within these specs?

Granted, the "Premier" planes are beautiful, function exceptionally, and provide pride in ownership.What they do not do, however, is diminish the value in a working class tool MORE than adequate to perform the job just as well.

Buy these planes. They are good tools.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By James Guillet on December 24, 2010
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After debating about spending an extra hundred bucks or so on another Veritas or Lie-Nielsen plane to add to my growing collection, I decided to go the cheaper route and order the Stanley No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane. When it arrived, I expected to spend an hour or two of grinding to flatten the sole. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was out flat out of the box. However, it did take some effort to polish the blade to my super sharp standard. This tool is worth the money but does not represent the heirloom quality of the more expensive planes. Because of that, I will probably use and sometimes abuse it much more often than my planes I treasure the most.
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